By Michaela Boland, Michael Bodey
A iteration of Australians have conquered Hollywood, and this assortment showcases the wealth and variety of expertise they create to either side of the digicam. The A-list of stars contains seriously acclaimed actor Geoffrey Rush, vast and small reveal actress Portia di Rossi, personality actor Hugo Weaving, award-winning director Phillip Noyce, and blockbuster famous person Nicole Kidman. In-depth interviews are supplied within which the celebs describe the glamour in addition to the company of Hollywood, how they shot—or climbed—to the head, and the way they've handled repute. a few, it's published, ambitiously pursued reputation whereas for others Hollywood got here knocking. relocating past own tales, the booklet explores why such a lot of of the simplest and brightest of oz. have risen to stardom within the States. choked with crimson carpet moments and board room information, this considerate exposé sheds new gentle on a development that indicates no indicators of letting up.
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The biopic of England’s virgin queen earned tremendous reviews, Academy Award nominations as Best Picture and Best Actress (for Blanchett) and a respectable, considering its US$24 million Aussiewood_txt_6/7/04 16/7/04 11:19 AM Page 41 geoffrey rush –41 budget, box office take of US$30 million in America. The following year he co-starred in Shakespeare in Love with Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes. The Miramax movie proved to be another darling during awards season with Rush receiving an Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actor, cementing his place in the Hollywood establishment.
If I’m going to sleep with the devil, it’s going to be a quality devil. ’ On the strength of being in a film that made US$650 million worldwide, Rush says he’s now being considered for more significant roles. His opportunities have mushroomed compared with just a decade earlier. A recent title role in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers for reputable American cable channel HBO (The Sopranos) saw him supported by a stream of top grade acting talent – Emily Watson, ‘If I'm going to Miriam Margolyes, Stephen Fry, John sleep with the Lithgow, Stanley Tucci and Charlize devil, it's going to Theron.
The Australian box office, plus earnings of US$21 million in America, ‘doesn’t make it a blockbuster but certainly makes it a commercial hit as opposed to an art film’, he says. Two other Australian films with notable box office in Australia during the first part of the 80s were Gallipoli and Mad Max II, which returned $12 and $11 million respectively. Hogan didn’t want to make a ‘film’. ‘Crocodile Dundee became the biggest not because it was brilliant but because it was a “movie”,’ he says. ’ Hogan was now more famous than the country he hailed from.
Aussiewood: Australia's Leading Actors and Directors Tell How They Conquered Hollywood by Michaela Boland, Michael Bodey